January 17, 2019
Yearbook Order Deadline
Place your order by January 31!

Even though the 2019 color yearbooks are not distributed until May, NOW is the time to place your order for a book. Extra yearbooks are not available in May. Only what is ordered is delivered to YC for distribution. 

To make yearbook ordering easier, York Catholic is participating in the Smart Pay sales management program offered through Taylor Publishing. Smart Pay handles the order taking and payments allowing the yearbook advisor and staff additional time to produce the best yearbook ever. Order NOW! Simply click  here  or call the Smart Pay ordering line at 1-800-853-1337.

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Snowcoming Dance Tickets
Student Council is hosting a casual Snowcoming Dance Saturday, February 2, from 7-9 PM in the cafeteria for students in grades 9-12. Students from other schools are not permitted to attend. All students must adhere to the casual dress code found on pages 15-16 of the student handbook/agenda. Tickets are on sale January 22-25 during lunch periods at $6 per person.
Musical Program Ads Available
York Catholic is accepting advertisements from supporters and local businesses for its spring musical program for "Cinderella."  Prices for ads are as follows:  
  • Full page (7 1/2" x 4 1/2") - $100
  • Half Page (7 1/2 x 4 1/2") - $60
  • Quarter Page (1 3/4 x 4 1/2) - $30
  • 100 character messages - $10
  • Limited cover spots are available for $250; please email for availability.  
All ads and payments are due no later than Friday, February 1, and can be forwarded to Deb Gingerich at York Catholic or emailed to  musicalads@yorkcatholic.org .
Mid-term Exams
The last day of Mid-term examinations for grades 9-12 is scheduled for tomorrow, Friday, January 18. Period 1 will be the Religion exam, Period 2 will be the Science exam, and Period 3 will be for Conflicts.  Students who take more than one class in a major subject area will take the second conflict exam during the conflict time slot (11:00 AM -12:00 noon)
These exam days are half days with usual dismissal at 11:00 AM.  School districts will only pick-up at 11 AM.  Students testing in the AAC may be dismissed at a later time according to documented learning needs. 
Junior High students will be on a half day schedule with an 11 AM dismissal as well.
All students are required to leave the building at 11 AM unless staying for a supervised activity. 
Geography Bee
Numerous junior high students volunteered to participate in the annual Junior High Geography Bee scheduled for Friday, January 18, at 8:30 AM.  The junior high attends the event which quizzes students on their general knowledge in United States and world geography.  Questions start off as multiple choice, but as the Bee progresses, students must come up with the answer.  Each round of questions has a topic, like U.S. cities or geographical terms.  At the end of the preliminary rounds, the top 10 scores move on to the final round.  At this level, students are eliminated after they get 2 wrong answers, until we are down to 2 final contestants.  The final round questions are written and each contestant answers the same question.  The winner represents YC at the Diocesan Bee in Harrisburg and takes a written test to qualify for the State Bee.  Parents are welcome to attend the Bee on January 18.  
March for Life
Members of the York Catholic community will be travelling by coach bus to the 2019 March for Life in Washington, DC, tomorrow, Friday January 18. The March for Life is the longest running public demonstration in American history. Begun in 1973 in response to the now infamous Roe v Wade U.S. Supreme Court decision decriminalizing and deregulating abortions, the March attracts hundreds of thousands of people committed to reinstating legal protections for unborn children, their parents, as well as newborns with disabilities and preemies. We are looking forward to a great day filled with God's mercy and love!
College & Career Readiness opportunity for Juniors who are preparing for the spring SAT or ACT is being offered online through Kaplan testing.  "Free Combo Practice Test:  SAT vs. ACT" is being offered Tuesday, January 22, from 6-10:15 PM online.  Space is limited. Click here to register.
No School Monday

School is closed
Monday, January 21,
in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  
Blood Drive
York Catholic's Blood Drive is being held on Wednesday, January 30, from 11 AM-4 PM. Students must be 16 years of age or older to participate and parental consent is needed for all YC students to donate.  Consent forms can be found in the nurse's office.  Photo I.D. will also be needed the day of the blood drive.  Please contact Sarah DeLuca to schedule your time at sdeluca@yorkcatholic.org . Thank you for helping with this wonderful cause.  
Junior High Play Auditions
Auditions for the Junior High One-Act Play will be held January 23 and 24 from 3-4 PM in room 210. Interested students in grades 7 and 8 should sign-up on the sheet outside of room 210. Students will be assigned a piece of work to read and perform. Students will be given time to practice the piece and then time to perform it. The play is being performed Friday, March 29, from 7-7:30 PM in the auditorium. 
Mock Trial
The York Catholic Mock Trial Team will be in action Thursday, January 24, at 5:15 PM at the York County Judicial Center and again Monday, February 4, at 7:15 PM at the same location. Mock Trial allows students to become attorneys and witnesses in a real courtroom setting as they navigate the legal arguments of a case. An actual judge oversees the proceedings with the jury comprised of representatives of the York County legal system. The public is welcome to attend. Please do not wear apparel to indicate the school you are supporting.
Battle of the Buildings
To kick off Catholic Schools Week, join us at our York Deanery Celebration Mass on Saturday, January 26, at 4 PM in the YC auditorium.  Attendance at this Mass fulfills your Sunday obligation. Following Mass, we will move to the gym for the 5th Annual Battle of the Buildings at 6 PM. This is a friendly inter-partner school competition of "minute-to-win-it" type games in the gym. The teachers are the competitors and the families are the fans.
The price of admission is a donated item for the Catholic Harvest Food Pantry. Every school will have a special table to collect these donations. The top three schools with the most donations will earn points for their team! The following is a list of most needed items: bars of soap, toothpaste, mac & cheese, hamburger/tuna helper, spaghetti sauce, canned soup, canned fruit, cake icing.
The York Catholic Music Association will have food and beverages available for purchase.
Grandparents Mass

YC students and their grandparents are invited to sit together at our Catholic Schools Week Mass on Thursday, January 31, at 1:30 PM. Please let us know if you're coming so we can prepare seating by contacting Sheila Gick at sgick@yorkcatholic.org or 717-846-8871 x217 by January 28.
Junior High Volleyball
Sign-ups for Junior High Girls Volleyball will be next Tuesday, January 22, and Wednesday, January 23, before school in the cafeteria. The s eason runs March 4-May 11. Practices are held after school until 5 or 5:30 PM at York Catholic, and Games are Mondays and Wednesdays with start times of 4 PM (Varsity) and 5 PM (JV). For more information, please click here .

Junior Hunter Karpulk was selected as Third Chair Trombone f or the Pennsylvania Music Educators Association Regional Orchestra Festival!

York Catholic Science and Engineering Fair 

Congratulations to our winners:
2nd place:
10th grade  (senior division):
Anthony Catterall
Lori Schlosser
9th grade  (junior division)
Delaney Murphy
Isabella Pearl
1st place: 
Evan Costlow (9th grade; junior division)
Inclement Weather
During inclement weather that would cause a school closing or delay of schedule, York Catholic will call/text/email you through our One Call Now Emergency Notification system. Other modes of notification include WGAL TV-8, Fox43, and the YC website. Students from individual school districts are automatically excused if their district closes and does not provide transportation to YCHS. The exceptions to this are Southern and Southeastern. These students follow York Catholic's delay and closing schedule.
Futures Game Postponed
Futures Night at the Boys Basketball Game for students in grades K-6 that was scheduled for Saturday, January 19, has been postponed to Friday, February 1. The JV game starts at 6 PM followed by the Varsity game. Arrive by 6:45 PM to p articipate in the pre-game prayer and huddle, sit behind the bench for the game, and become part of the welcome tunnel before the game. Wear your basketball or cheerleading uniform shirt for free admittance to the games. Come out and cheer your future school onto victory!
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